Monday, August 27, 2012

Atty (2002 - 2012)

We all are painfully aware that the time we have with our greyhounds (and for all pets) is finite. The time comes when our days together are done: those days are all too few.

To lose one is hard enough, but for those who lose two in a short span (days, weeks, months, even a year)...I can't even imagine. But this happened to a greyhound friend of mine.

She named her two greyhounds Atty and Scout after characters in Harper Lee's book To Kill A Mockingbird. I never got the chance to meet Scout but I did meet Atty when my friend picked me up from the Baltimore airport in 2010 for our trip to Dewey Beach. I sat in the back seat with Atty during the two-hour trip.

Atty in the back seat of Maureen's car.

I took one picture of Atty after we had settled in at our Dewey rental house:

Atty

(Sorry...it needs a little color-correcting.)

This is another picture of her on Saturday afternoon:

Atty

One last picture taken on Sunday evening:

Atty

What a girl you are, Atty. No doubt you're keeping Scout company.

11 comments:

  1. Oh no! I always loved Mo's stories of Atty and Scout, and I admit that I always thought of the two of them together. I adored their names, too! I'm so sad to read this.

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    1. i just realized that it'll be a year this october since scout passed. she was not keen on car rides, so i never got to see her.

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  2. Very sad to read this. Have a great Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. thanks, molly. i've written more of these remembrances than i care to count.

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  3. Sad news. She's such a pretty girl.

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    1. blues are really cool-looking greyhounds. i've crossed paths with just a few of them.

      stupid cancer can just suck it.

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  4. It is hard to lose a beloved dog and to lose two so close together. It is just a short time that we have with them. Enjoy everyday and love them.

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    1. our first two greyhounds lived with us for over ten years, and that wasn't long enough.

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  5. Losing one was hard enough..(coupled with a Mother in Law 2 days later made it sheer agony..) but I can't imagine losing two so close. I hope the rest of my senior pack stays helathy. She was very pretty...

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  6. for those who love and take in senior greys i don't know how they deal with the losses that sometimes come in rapid succession. those people i admire.

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  7. Yes, it is always hard to lose our beloved fur kids. So sorry for their loss. Atty was a beautiful girl. Godspeed, sweet Atty.

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